Internet connection and mobile phones

Many hotels in the Kurdistan Region offer Internet connection in the rooms and/or in their business centers, and most also offer wireless. Several local Internet service providers offer Internet connection to offices and homes for a monthly fee. The speed is slower than normally experienced, but connections are fairly reliable. As many international mobile operators have roaming agreements with Kurdistan Region’s operators, foreign mobile phones work. Please check with your mobile operator for call and text charges. It is advisable to buy a local SIM card (if you wish to save on local call charges) and insert it into an unlocked handset, and buy mobile credit top-up cards.